Jeanie Buss' old tweets resurface on social media as Lakers lose again

Joshua Rogers March 2, 2022
Jeanie Buss' old tweets resurface on social media as Lakers lose again
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Some old Jeanie Buss tweets have started recirculating on social media after the Lakers’ loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

Jeanie Buss is owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers and took the reins after her father Jerry Buss passed away in 2013. In 2020, she became the first female controlling owner to guide her team to an NBA championship. However, this year the Lakers are struggling to live up to expectations.

In 2009, however, the Lakers were NBA champions and went on to defend their title the following season. That same year Jeanie Buss, who was yet to become Lakers owner, sent out some interesting tweets that have suddenly resurfaced on social media.

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Jeanie Buss’ old tweets resurface

In 2009, Twitter was a relatively new idea and far removed from the platform we all recognise today. In the years since, many celebrity tweets from the early “Wild West’ of Twitter have resurfaced. Jeanie Buss is merely the latest.

After the Lakers’ loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday, some old tweets started doing the rounds. They were sent before she owned the Lakers so they’re essentially the words of a fan. However, they still caused a stir when NBA Twitter caught wind of them.

Lakers’ season goes from bad to worse

For the Lakers, things are going from bad to worse. They are currently 27-34 and have loss three straight games and six of the past seven.

Against the Pelicans recently, Jeanie was seen walking from her seat at Crypto.com Arena when they were down 25.

Regardless of controversies that have haunted the Lakers in recent times, sports analyst Bill Simmons thinks Jeanie Buss is over LeBron James’ antics.

“LeBron spent all of All-Star weekend putting stuff out there,” the analyst said on the Bill Simmons Show. “Floating Sam Presti, floating the ‘I’m only going to play when Bronny James is coming to the league. I am playing with him That’s how you get me to your team.’

“Floating some third-party stuff they then denied after about how they had tried to facilitate these Westbrook trades. They were unhappy and taking no accountability for any of it.”

“Jeanie Buss is a tough lady,” Simmons continued. “She’s been in the league since the early Eighties and I think at some point she stood up to those guys and was like, ‘No, stop. You don’t get to undermine all this. Stop. You’re here. You’re under contract next year. What are we doing?’ and I think they had a powwow, that’s what I heard.

“But I think she stood up for at least something. For them to unwind last week and pretend they weren’t chaos agents was really strange.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.